Joe Roman & The White Angels in Band Practice
(This fanfic's about a ROCK-TV series called Band
Practice, simular to MTV's Real World. This story
will be written in script form).
(Music's heard outside a studio)
Hi, I'm Ray Walters, Pacific recording artist &
star of Florida Beach 35410. Welcome to Band
Practice. Tonight, you'll meet the hottest
combo rock/jazz/pop band, The White Angels.
You'll learn about this 9 piece combo & follow
them through their lives. Follow me, camera
(The camera crew follows Ray into the studio where
they are practicing. The band's finishing a song with
Eric playing tympani.)
Hold it! (Music stops) Eric, you think we
could have one number without a tympani piece?
No, I like to play because my muscles get
stronger. (Eric shows off his muscles, then
plays tympani drum roll). I bet you girls who
are watching are screaming right now.
(The band argues over the arrangement.)
These guys really get along, though Eric's the
Homer Simpson of the band. Let's follow the
(We find Ralph Andretti with wife Heather & son Ranny,
watching a hockey game between the Philadelphia Flyers
& the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.)
My family enjoys going to hockey games. I
the game exciting to watch. One of the
honors was getting to play the stadium organ
in an intermission set.
(Ushers come to tell Ralph something & Ralph leaves
his seat to go with them. They take Ralph to where
the stadium organ is & finds the organist going @ it.)
RALPH: This is really cool!
(The end of the 1st period comes as Ralph sits down on
The Philadelphia Flyers now present
for your 1st intermission
From The White Angels, organist Ralph
(Fans cheer as Ralph plays a funky organ solo & fans
see Ralph playing on the monitor.)
(Thinking) (Fans ask me why I don't play piano.
I tell them I'm use to double keys & that I can
do many things on the organ.)
(Ralph plays another song & this time sings.)
(The next scene's @ Jason's apartment where he's
sitting on his balcony playing bass guitar.)
This is my quiet time when I'm not with the
Being married & having 2 girls made me
a family man.
(Jason & his 2 daughters are in the apartment pool
(I love my two girls very much. They adore me
even though I only play bass.)
(Jason's in the girls' bedroom as he plays his bass &
raps them to sleep.)
The girls love to hear me rap & sometimes
But I was really hurt about losing that
school talent show, just because of my color.
(Shows footage of Jason's high school performance
rapping & playing bass.)
(Next scene has Bart jogging @ a park.)
When I'm not with the band, I like to keep my
body in shape. I jog, swim & workout all I
can. Joe & I are the hunks of the band.
(At band practice)
Hey Frank, who's the Mr. Universe of The White
(Bart & Joe flex their muscles comparing their bodies.
Eric butts in playing a snare drum roll.)
BART & JOE: ERIC!
Hey, I could be part of this too! (Eric flexes
(Bart's in the studio playing his tenor sax.)
(I've always believed in myself & knew that I
would get somewhere with music. Playing the
sax relaxes me.)
Why I also play the guitar? When I was in
high school jazz band, I had to double on 2
instruments. So my brother taught me how to
play the guitar.
(Bart plays the guitar & sings a song during band
In the band, I only play rhythm guitar because
I respect Joe Roman's talent as a guitarist.
But Joe lets me get one guitar solo in a set.
To my loyal fan Johnny Austin, enjoy.
(Bart plays a super guitar solo.)
(Eric's in the studio wearing Guts while playing
ERIC: (I may be crazy, but I'm cool!)
ERIC: I'm often asked why I like playing tympani.
fans out there, The Beach Dudes inspired me.
I'm friends with their drummer-tympanist. A
lot of people also remember me as a teen male
model. This is my favorite cover, me in Guts
surrounded by bikini babes giving me kisses.
(Eric plays a drum solo.)
Frank realized I had potential when he saw me
playing the drums @ the park. He really turned
my life around. Everyone in the band has their
creative turn. On the upcoming CD, I play a
song I wrote entitled Eric's Power.
(Eric plays a tympani solo with Joe playing heroic
music on his electric guitar.)
(On the streets of Philadelphia, we find Joe driving a
ninja motorcycle. As Joe drives, he thinks...)
JOE: (When I'm not playing guitar, I drive my
motorcycle to relax. A long time ago, my
brother Matt & his band Triple Pepperoni, did
a cool song.)
(Shows clip of Joe & Matt singing Motorcycle
I'm considered the rebel of the band. I'm the
lead singer & have a 5:00 shadow beard.
However, Ben & Fred also drive motorcycles as
(At home, he practices his guitar with his kid, Scott
Roman, jams with him by strumming along.)
SCOTT: You're great, Daddy!
JOE: Folks, 10 years from now, meet the future
guitarist, Scott Roman.
(Joe in the studio.)
Fans notice my Washborn guitar. One asked me if
I was inspired by Scott Bayer & I was.
(Shows clip of Scott Bayer playing the same guitar in
his 80's sitcom.)
JOE: Frank & I have been best friends & share our
love for jazz.
(Joe plays a cool guitar solo.)
I'm also the lead singer of the band. Frank
prefers me playing guitar while singing instead
of holding a mike. He tells me I'm part of the
team that way. Frank also had the guys take
singing lessons so they could lead sing. I
guess Frank could never play the trumpet & sing
@ the same time.
(Ben & Fred are in the studio. Ben playing vibes,
Fred on marimba.)
(Fred & I have to fight for attention to play
with the band. There's hardly any songs that
call for the vibes &/or marimba. So Fred & I
play our own arrangements.)
(Our big moment is when we play our original
tune, Tropical Breezes. Ben & I each get to
solo, Ben joins me playing marimba, we switch
instruments, then Ben comes back to his vibes
& we both play vibes.)
When I was in high school & the director
introduced me to the vibes, he showed me that it
could be a cool instrument to play. At one
point, I wore my Guts playing vibes on the beach
shore just to attract babes. I can play jazz,
pop & rock on the vibes. Check this pic out
of Fred I got.
(Shows a pic of Fred in basketball uniform playing
The marimba's a pretty awesome instrument. I
even wrote a song that won me a percussion
contest. Back in San Antonio, I played
marimba in various mariachi bands.
(Shows clip of Fred in a band @ the Riverwalk.)
FRED: When I saved enough money, I moved to Philly
to play in my cousin's band. I won a place
in the band & Ben's heart as well as Frank's
ear. Check this pic of Ben I got.
(Shows pic of Ben in football uniform playing the
(Franks plays trumpet.)
(I like being the leader. All my musical
I've was placed in the horn section,
unimportant to the band. But now, I'm a
(Joe joins in playing guitar.)
FRANK: Joe's been my best friend since we were 14.
(At Frank's house, he helps his son on a school
When we were doing an orphans' show
educating them about music as a super hero
band, Michael melted my heart when he called
me Daddy. I ended up adopting Michael. He
gets along with Joe's son Scott. When Michael
gets good on trumpet, we'll have another
generation of musicians.
(Frank plays a duet with Victoria & after the song,
(Frank's a hunk! He's really a gentleman
who lets me play trumpet as well.)
(Victoria plays trumpet solo.)
Right now, I'm attending college to finish
my senior year. Then I'll join Frank's
band. We hit it off when we first met @
Jersey Beach. I've played trumpet since
(Back @ the studio, the band plays a pop number.
Frank & Victoria play a trumpet duet, Bart a sax solo,
Ben a vibes solo, Fred a marimba solo, Ralph an organ
solo, Joe a guitar solo, Jason a bass solo & Eric a
drums solo. The band puts a finish as Band Practice